Team helps youths find right paths

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Clovis High School cheerleader Ashley Southard and football player Isaac Edwards give high fives to Sandia Elementary students Wednesday following a presentation on staying in school. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The newly formed Curry County Youth Resources Team is taking a holistic approach to addressing youth problems. Comprised […]

County commissioners talk fairgrounds management

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Curry County commissioners on Wednesday discussed a potential contract with Global Spectrum to manage the county fairgrounds and events center. Commissioners heard the Philadelphia-based facility management company’s proposal during its last commission meeting. In what became his last meeting as county manger, Dick Smith said the company would be […]

Sheriff’s deputy placed on leave

CNJ staff A Curry County sheriff’s deputy was placed on paid administrative leave Tuesday due to an ongoing criminal and administrative investigation. A woman said Deputy Larry Garrison verbally assaulted her and took keys to a car he was attempting to purchase, according to a police report. Garrison has not been charged in connection with […]

Local businesses hosting fund-raiser

CNJ staff Applebee’s and High Plains Harley-Davidson are joining forces Saturday to raise money for a Clovis teen stricken with a spinal disease. Clovis resident Kenneth Nation was diagnosed with transverse myelitis in June. The rare disease has left the 15-year-old paralyzed from the waist down and confined to a wheelchair. Sherri Devou, Applebee’s manager, […]

School board holding work session

CNJ staff The Clovis Municipal Schools Board will hold a public work session Oct. 23 regarding building a career and technical institute, according to Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm. School officials invited community members to a meeting Wednesday to discuss the need for a vocational institute. “The purpose of the meeting was to talk to a large […]

Texico High homecoming Friday

CNJ staff Texico High School will hold homecoming Friday. The festivities will begin at 6 p.m. in the cafeteria with a hamburger supper. The football game against Capitan begins at 7 p.m. The Texas Tech Masked Rider is scheduled to make a guest appearance during the game.

10-11 Education blotter

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers Samplings of school-related incidents in which area law enforcement responded: About 9 a.m. Sept. 27 an officer was contacted at the Clovis High School Freshman Campus in regards to a disruptive student. In an e-mail, a teacher told the officer the student had been a constant disruption and was defiant […]

Film fest set for weekend

By Jennifer Laurent: Freedom Newspapers Clovis will host a world premiere Friday when “His Eyes, My Eyes” is shown during the Fiery Film Fest. Starring Clovis native Ashley Southard and Caleb Brandon, and shot in Clovis, the movie is approximately 30 minutes long. It is directed by Cedrick Rael, founder and director of the Fiery […]

Commission terminates county manager’s contract

By Gabe Monte: CNJ staff writer Curry County commissioners voted Wednesday to terminate Dick Smith’s contract as county manager immediately. Smith submitted his notice of resignation last week, giving 60-days notice as required under contract. Commissioners had the option of terminating the contract sooner, which they did during Wednesday’s special meeting. “We’ve just chosen to […]